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USA TODAY: Secretary without honor

Secretary without honor
Phillip Jennings 6:46 p.m. EDT June 5, 2016
When I hear people say Clinton emails don't matter, I remember a young Marine captain who owned up to his career-ruining mistake.

Apologists for Hillary Clinton’s alleged criminal mishandling of classified documents say that it doesn’t matter, that she really did nothing wrong, or nothing significant. But the real question is not so much what she did as how she has responded to being found out.

Once during the mid-1960s when I was on active duty in the Marine Corps, I was the air liaison officer for a battalion of Marines aboard 11 ships in the Mediterranean. As the air officer and a senior captain, I had a rotating responsibility for the nuclear code book, kept in the safe in the operations room of the lead amphibious squadron command ship. I shared that duty with another captain, a squared away young man, liked by all he commanded and the son of a very high-ranking Marine.

On the day our ships were leaving the Mediterranean, we met the new amphibious squadron near Gibraltar and made preparations to transfer security codes and other sensitive material to the incoming Marine battalion. The young captain was on duty and went to the operations office to pick up the code book. He was alone in the office. He removed the code book and placed it on the desk while closing the safe. In a rushed moment, he stepped across the passageway to retrieve something he needed from his quarters. Seconds later, he stepped back into the operations office and found the operations sergeant having just entered, looking down at the code book.

Against all regulations, the code book had been out of the safe and unattended. It mattered not that it was unattended for only seconds, that the ship was 5 miles at sea, or that it was certain no one unauthorized had seen the code. The captain could have explained this to the operations sergeant. He could have told the sergeant that he “would take care of it.” He could have hinted that his high-ranking dad could smooth it over.

But the Marine Corps’ values are honor, courage and commitment. Honor is the bedrock of our character. The young captain could not ask the sergeant to betray his duty to report the infraction, no matter how small. Instead, the captain simply said, “Let’s go see the colonel...”

SNIP (Please read the article to find out what happened to the young officer. I must edit it for fair use.)

...Clinton is the antithesis of that young captain, someone with no honor, little courage and commitment only to her endless ambition. This has nothing to do with gender, party affiliation, ideology or policy. It is a question of character — not just hers, but ours. Electing Clinton would mean abandoning holding people accountable for grievous errors of integrity and responsibility. What we already know about her security infractions should disqualify her for any government position that deals in information critical to mission success, domestic or foreign. But beyond that, her responses to being found out — dismissing its importance, claiming ignorance, blaming others — indict her beyond anything the investigation can reveal. Those elements reveal her character. And the saddest thing is that so many in America seem not to care.


Jon Stewart said Hillary has no convictions...

Maybe the FBI will give her one.

ON EDIT: This is floating around on twitter. I took the quotes out. Not sure it's a real JS quote, but still funny.

I just need to understand something -- here is PROOF that Clinton knowingly sent classified material

on an open server. It is a major crime to "remove the identiying heading and send nonsecure." And Hillary backers are okay with this? The republicans are already planning an impeachment if she should even get elected (which I don't think she can with all of this trickling out like it is. Or if the indictment comes before Nov.)

From: Hillary Clinton
To: Jake Sullivan
Date: 2011-06-15 20:21

UNCLASSIFIED U.S. Department of State Case No. F-2014-20439 Doc No. C05787519 Date: 01/07/2016


From: H <hrod17@clintonemail.com>
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2011 8:21 AM
To: 'sullivanjj@ state.gov'

Subject: Re B5

If they can't, turn into nonpaper w no identifying heading and send nonsecure.

From: Sullivan, Jacob J
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2011 08:17 AM
To: H
Subject: Re: B5

They say they've had issues sending secure fax. They're working on it.

From: Sullivan, Jacob J
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2011 08:00 AM
To: 'HDR22@clintonemail.com' <HDR22@clintonemail.com>

Subject: Re: B5

?!!! Checking

From: H
Sent: Friday, June 17, 2011 07:52 AM

To: Sullivan, Jacob J
Subject: Re: B5

I didn't get the TPs yet.

From: Sullivan, Jacob 3
Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 05:51 PM

To: H
Subject: Fw: B5

You'll get tps this eve. They're coming together.

From: Spence, Matthew J. Sent: Thursday, June 16, 2011 04L PM
To: Sullivan, Jacob 3
Subject: B5

Poll: Clinton, Sanders in a dead heat in CA (with cartoon)

May 26, 2016, 08:40 am
Poll: Clinton, Sanders in a dead heat in Calif.
By Mark Hensch

Democratic presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton are in a virtual dead heat in California, a new poll shows.

Clinton has 46 percent support to Sanders's 44 percent, according to The Public Policy Institute of California survey released Wednesday.

When the poll results are filtered down to just registered Democrats, Clinton leads Sanders, 49 percent to 41 percent.

California's June 7 contest is an open primary, meaning voters who are not registered Democrats may participate. The state offers 475 pledged delegates — the largest total of any state.

There is little gender gap in the poll totals. Sanders had 46 percent of men, with Clinton garnering 42 percent. Among women, Clinton led with 49 percent support to Sanders's 42 percent...



Again, it is a question of her ELECTABILITY

I do not condone the witch hunt with Judicial Watch, and quite frankly, I do not understand how they are allowed to depose anyone. In other words, I DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY OF THIS!!! However, the Judicial Watch witch hunt is a reality and they will be releasing this sort of crap throughout the primary. To stick our heads in the sand and act like it isn't going to have an effect is so incredibly naive.

Clinton aid tries to block release of deposition tape in email case

By Julian Hattem - 05/25/16 06:45 PM EDT

Lawyers for a former top aide to Hillary Clinton filed a motion on Wednesday asking a federal court to bar a conservative watchdog group from releasing a videotape of her upcoming deposition as part of a lawsuit related to Clinton’s use of a private email server while secretary of State.

The aide, Cheryl Mills, “supports the release of the written transcript of her deposition to the public,” her lawyers wrote in a filing on Wednesday. “But no additional public interest would be served by the publication of the audiovisual recording.”

The lawyers said they "are concerned that snippets or soundbites of the deposition may be publicized in a way that exploits Ms. Mills’ image and voice in an unfair and misleading manner...”


...Earlier this month, lawyers for the organization began conducting those depositions.

Mills, Clinton’s former chief of staff, is scheduled to be deposed on Friday in a session that could last as long as seven hours.

Lawyers for Mills said in their Wednesday filing that Judicial Watch had “refused” to agree not to publicize any portion of the video from the deposition...



If FBI concludes evidence of crimes, DOJ must proceed. If not, Congress must seek special prosecutor

The State Department’s Top Cop Imperils Hillary Clinton’s Campaign
Explosive new State Department report delivers an 83-page doozy, outlining Ms. Clinton's apparent white collar crimes.
By Austin Bay • 05/25/16 4:07pm

In a pre-release copy of a report on Hillary Cinton’s failure to obey federal record-keeping laws, which Politico obtained, the State Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) delivers an 83-page doozy...


...Hence the FBI investigation, with the possible crimes including serious, fundamental breaches of the laws implemented to protect national security secrets. Hillary Clinton decided to retain personal control of her government-related communications, and the OIG report speaks to this seeming crime. Hiding her government-related communications from legally-required scrutiny served Ms. Clinton’s own personal political interests—more important, to her, than obeying the law. Even worse, her actions prove more important than protecting the American people.

The Federal Records Act has penalties for government employees who do not comply—of course, the Department of Justice has to enforce them.

Apparently, Ms. Clinton never requested permission to operate her own private server system. She certainly refused OIG requests for an interview. Great quote (footnote 152, document page 38): “Secretary Clinton declined OIG’s request for an interview. The former Deputy Chief of Staff for Operations has not responded to OIG’s request for an interview.” Yes, more than one key Clinton aide refused to grant interviews to OIG investigators. (See footnote 7 on document page 2.)

A close reader of the document will note that current Secretary of State John Kerry agreed to an OIG interview. So did former Secretaries Condoleezza Rice, Colin Powell and Madeleine Albright...


...The State Department’s OIG report clearly documents apparent law-breaking. Perhaps the Obama Administration’s Department of Justice is waiting for the FBI to complete its investigation before pressing charges. If the FBI concludes it has evidence of crimes, the DOJ must proceed. If it doesn’t, Congress must seek a special prosecutor.

Under no circumstances should Hillary Clinton ever serve as President of the United States. From the White House, her War on Honesty will become a war on the American people.


HEADS UP!! Big Networks CANCEL Exit Polls in all the remaining states.

I guess that includes CA.

Gee, I wonder why they would do a thing like that.


does anyone know the exit polls on KY and OR? n/t

Warning: "Bernie Glowstick Instructions" meme is trying to get people hospitalized or killed.

ON EDIT: This is pretty serious stuff. I feel confident that DU can put aside all the Bernie-Hillary squabbling and rally together to spread the word about this dangerous meme. Thanks!

Warning: "Bernie Glowstick Instructions" meme is trying to get people hospitalized or killed.
By OllieGarkey
Tuesday May 10, 2016 · 8:09 PM EST

These are not instructions for glowsticks, they're instructions for making a chlorine bomb.

A meme shared on Tumblr and Reddit instructs people to mix household chemicals together in order to make a glowstick.

Except the instructions are lifted from a how-to guide for making a chlorine bomb out of common chemicals. This device overpressurizes its container and explodes. The explosion releases deadly chlorine gas which when inhaled, interacts with the water in mucus membranes to transform into hydrochloric acid. It causes chemical burns in the throat, eyes, and lungs. It has been used as a chemical weapon for just over 100 years, and was first introduced by the German Empire at the second battle of Ypres in 1915, and most recently used by terrorists in Iraq and Syria who were targeting civilians with makeshift devices such as the one described in this meme.

I’ve removed the actual instructions for the device because some people are stupid and might try to see what would happen if they made one of these.

Please make sure that if you see someone sharing this meme, you explain that it’s a trap.


I am very confused by the 51% to 38%..

Bernie currently has 112,000, Hillary has 79,000 (I'm rounding the numbers) which makes a total of 191,000. But according to The Guardian, 219,000 votes have been counted. Who got the other 28,000 votes?

Any ideas?

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